Highlights and Awards

2020

March 2020

Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Award contestant

Poonam Choudrey

2019

December 2019

2019 Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award

For reviewing with Distinction
Awarded to: Dr. Robert Zivadinov

November 2019

Mark Diamond Research Fund grant

For work entitled “Cross Sectional Area of Medulla Oblongata as Cervical Cord Proxy measurement: Retrospective Longitudinal feasibility Study.”,
Awarded to: Dr. Dejan Jakimovski 

Named “Emerging Leader” in the “18 under 36” publication

Awarded to: Dr. Tom Fuchs

PhD from Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Awarded to: Tom Fuchs

ACTRIMS Young Scientist Summit fully-paid participation

2020 ACTRIMS Young Scientist Summit, Austin Texas 

Awarded to: Suyog Pol

Nomination as Section Editor for multiple sclerosis in Journal of Neuroimaging  

Awarded to: Niels Bergsland

October 2019

Tom Fuchs was awarded the Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Neuroscience Fund Award for attendance to the annual European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual conference. 

Announcement of Marc Stecker Award 

The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) has decided to establish an award in honor of Marc Stecker, longtime member of the BNAC Advisory Board Council and a faithful supporter of research into the causes of and cures for multiple sclerosis for many years.

This award will be bi-annual and will based on several criteria.  This will be a one-time award for the successful candidate, and will be non-renewable.  The amount of the award will be between $500-$1000, to be determined by the Awards Committee.

September 2019

A retrospective, five-year study of 1,314 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has found that atrophied brain lesion volume is the only marker from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that can accurately predict which patients will progress to the most severe form of the disease.

Secondary progressive MS, known as SPMS, typically appears 10 to 20 years after the initial onset and causes patients to become more physically and cognitively impaired.

Of the 1,314 patients in the study, more than 1000 were women with an average age of 46. 

The study, by researchers in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, builds on previous work they did that determined that atrophied brain lesion volume was a better indicator of disease progression than the appearance of lesions or whole brain atrophy, both of which have long been used as predictors of disease progression.

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July 2019

A comprehensive, longitudinal study of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that followed patients from the time of their diagnosis for an average of five years, has found that while a commonly used imaging linear contrast agent, gadodiamide, does accumulate in the brain early in the disease, there is no discernible clinical impact. At the same time, the study found that there were some indications of greater disease severity in patients who had undergone more magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using these agents. The findings, published in the July 5, 2019 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, are the result of work conducted by researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. It is the latest research to address the ongoing controversy in the MS community about use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, known as GBCAs.

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June, 2019

Young Investigator Award

For the best abstract presentation at the 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD) for his abstract entitled “Decrease in Secondary Neck Vessels and Cerebral Aqueduct Enlargement in Multiple Sclerosis: A 5-year Longitudinal MRI Study.”

Awarded to: Dejan Jakimovski

 

June 2019

Graduate Student Union Professional Development Award 

For attendance to the International Multiple Sclerosis Cognition Society (IMSCOGS) annual conference

Awarded to: Tom Fuchs

 

April 2019

Merit Award, Magna Cum Laude

Annual Meeting of the ISMRM, Melbourne, Australia 

For the top 15% abstract entitled: U2-Net for DEEPOLE QUASAR–A Physics-Informed Deep Convolutional Neural Network that Disentangles MRI Phase Contrast Mechanisms.

Awarded to: Thomas Jochmann+ 

Travel stipend for presenting her work at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Montreal, QC, Canada.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Awarded to: Poonam Choudhary+  

Travel stipend for presenting his work at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Montreal, QC, Canada.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Awarded to: Thomas Jochmann+  

Travel stipend for presenting his work at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Montreal, QC, Canada.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Awarded to: Zachary SmithU+  

Travel stipend for presenting his work at the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Montreal, QC, Canada.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Awarded to: Ruonan Shi+  

 

March 2019

Undergraduate Research Award

Awardded to: Macrae Kozodny

 

February 2019

Fully funded attendee at the 7th ECTRIMS Summer School 2019 on “Methodology of Clinical Research and Statistics”

Dublin, Ireland

Awarded to: Dejan Jakimovski

(Dr. Jakimovski was unable to attend due to visa issues at the time of the meeting in June 2019)

Editorial Board of Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging nomination 

Awarded to: Niels Bergsland

 

2018

October 2018

Exceptional Scholar – Sustained Achievement Award

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

Awarded to: Robert Zivadinov

Bishop Travel Award 

University at Buffalo 

Awarded to: Suyog Pol

Bishop Travel Award

University at Buffalo 

Tom Fuchs

Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimaging nomination 

Awarded to: Niels Bergsland

Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimaging nomination 

Awarded to: Michael Dwyer

 

August 2018

Undergraduate Research Award

Awarded to: JonPaul Bonsignore

Editorial Board of PLOS ONE nomination 

Awarded to: Niels Bergsland

 

July 2018

Appointment of Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Department of Biomedical Informatics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Awarded to: Robert Zivadinov

 

June 2018

Golden Award of International Society for Neurovascular Disease

Zghenzhou, China

Awarded to: Robert Zivadinov

 

April 2018

Mark Diamond Research Fund grant 

For work on exosome research entitled “A Noninvasive and Targeted Approach of USPIO-Exosome Mediated MRI imaging of Microglia in CreERT2 EAE induced Mice”. 

Awarded to: Natan Babek 

 

February 2018

Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimaging nomination 

Awarded to: Robert Zivadinov

 

2017

BNAC mentored ten fellows under the direction of Drs. Robert Zivadinov, Michael G. Dwyer and Ferdinand Schweser. They were/are: Dejan Jakimovski, MD, Ivo Paunkoski, MD, Dhaval Shah, MSc, Emanuele Ghione, MD, Laura Pelizzari, PhD, Nicole Ziliotto, PhD, Michelle Sudyn, PhD, Stefano Ziccardi, PhD, Tom Fuchs, PhD, Poonam Choudhary, PhD. These fellows worked on the NeuroSTREAM, and preclinical studies. We are grateful to The Jacquemin Family Foundation and the BNAC Advisory Council for the support that we have received this year for this program.

The North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (NAIMS) Logo Contest

Dr. Dwyer’s design was chosen from over 30 entries as the new logo for NAIMS.

Presented to: Dr. Michael Dwyer, PhD

Student Award of Excellence 

Jacobs School of Medicine

For Promoting Inclusion and Cultural Diversity

Awarded to: Tom Fuchs, PhD student

Beverly Peterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Outstanding Neuroscience Thesis Award

For an excellent dissertation on MS and contributions to the UB Neuroscience Program

Awarded to: Michelle Sudyn, PhD student

David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Award

Charles A. Dana Foundation 

For the study entitled “The impact of acute and chronic neuroinflammation on iron homeostasis and oligodendrocyte viability in the deep gray matter”

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

Individual Development Award

University at Buffalo

This program is intended to assist employees in the University at Buffalo in developing their full professional potential in preparing for advancement by funding professional development activities. 

Awarded to: Michael Dwyer, Ph.D.

Student Award

University at Buffalo Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA)

For work entitled “Exosome-Mediated MRI Contrast Agent Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier/Escosomes for Delivering MRI Contrast Agents Across Blood Brain Barriers.”

Mentor: Natan Babek

Period: January 2017-May 2017

 

November 2017

Richard C. Kundsen Publication Award 

The Association for Biosafety and Biosecurity (ABSA International)

For a risk assessment study of a virus found in laboratory mice.

The Kundsen award honors an article published in the journal Applied Biosafety that reports a significant contribution in scientific investigation and/or health and safety. 

Awarded to: Dr. Robert Zivadinov, Claire Modica, Michelle Sudyn

 

October 2017

22 abstracts accepted for both podium and poster presentations

7th Joint Congress of the European and American Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS) in Paris, France

Travel Grant

ECTRIMS 2017 annual Congress; October 2017

For presentation on accepted abstract 

Awarded to: Dejan Jakimovski, PhD student 

Travel Grant

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual Congress; October 2017

For presentation on accepted abstract

Awarded to: Tom Fuchs, Ph.D. student

Travel Grant

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual Congress; October 2017

For presentation on accepted abstract 

Presented to Emanuele Gione, BNAC Fellow

 

September 2017

Named to the Ad Hoc Committee

Promotions in Academic (Tenurial) Ranks

Awarded to: Robert Zivadinov

 

June 2017

Dr. Zivadinov oversaw the 2017 Resident’s Research Day on June 9, 2017.  During the ten months prior to this, Dr. Zivadinov mentored several residents on a required large research project that is due before graduation from Residency.  The Residents presented their research this past June with Dr. Zivadinov and other SUNY Buffalo Neurology faculty in attendance to judge. Above-average abstracts were submitted for publication consideration.  The 2017 Research Day included presentations from four graduating residents as well as six interim presentations from 2017-2018 graduating residents who will graduate following their June 2018 presentations. 

 

May 2017

6 abstracts accepted for podium and poster presentations 

7th Annual International Society for Neurovascular Disorders (ISNVD) Meeting, May 4-6, 2017, in Taormina, Italy

Tracy Putnam Award for Research Excellence

For valuable contributions to the ISNVD, numerous best podium presentations, best young investigator awards 

7th Annual International Society for Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD) Conference, May 2017 in Taormina, Sicily

Awarded to: Dr. Dejan Jakimovski

 

April 2017

18 abstracts accepted for both podium and poster presentations, several staff members in attendance 

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Boston, Massechusetts, April 22-28th, 2017

For a complete listing, please see below. 

Virginia Barnes Travel Award 

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 

For attending the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, Boston, Massachusetts; April 2017

Awarded to: Tom Fuchs, Ph.D. student 

Beverly Peterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop 201 Neuroscience Travel Grant

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

For attendance to the AAN meeting in Boston; April 2017

Awarded to: Michelle Sudyn, PhD student 

 

February 2017

Named Director for Biomedical Imaging 

Clinical Translational Science Institute, SUNY at Buffalo

Awarded to: Dr. Robert Zivadinov

Member of the Steering Committee for the Clinical Translational Research Award

Awarded to: Dr. Robert Zivadinov

Educational Grant

America’s Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 2017; February 2017

For presentation on accepted abstract

Awarded to: Dejan Jakimovski, PhD student

 

2016

In 2016, Dr. Zivadinov authored a paper that was published in Multiple Sclerosis called “Leptomeningeal Contrast Enhancement (LM CE) is Associated with the Progression of Cortical Atrophy in MS; A retrospective, pilot, observational longitudinal study.”  During the study, we learned that Leptomeningeal Contrast Enhancement can be a living biomarker of cortical pathology (brain atrophy) in Multiple Sclerosis patients.  50 patients were followed for five years. At the end of five years, all of the patients were scanned using 3-D fluid-attenuated inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging.  In total, 25 patients (50%) of MS patients had LM CE at the five year follow-up. Hence, it can be assumed that the presence of LM CE is associated with the progression of cortical atrophy.

The NeuroSTREAM analysis tool has been substantially updated with a multi-atlas algorithm to provide more accurate and robust atrophy measures.  To build a comprehensive normative database, it has been run on over 14,000 baseline and follow-up MRI scans from 2,140 people with MS, 200 people with CIS and 381 healthy individuals. This normative data is in the process of being incorporated into an interactive, web-based predictive modeling system.  In the meantime, the NeuroSTREAM method has also been applied to a prospectively collected real-world multi-center study of clinical routine imaging in MS (MS-MRIUS).  In this large, heterogeneous dataset, NeuroSTREAM was the only atrophy measure that produced significant and clinically-correlated results.

In 2016, BNAC served as a centralized imaging center for 2 clinical trials focusing on stroke prevalence in subjects undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) One was published in JAMA, the “Effect of a Cerebral Protection Device on Brain Lesions Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis:  The CLEAN-TAVI Randomized Clinical Trial”, while the other called  “Cerebral embolic protection during transcatheter aortic valve replacement” was published in J Am Coll Cardiol and is under approval by the Food and Drug Administration.  Even after TAVI, stroke still remains a major predictor of mortality in humans. It was proposed that cerebral protection devices may reduce brain injury as determined by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI).  In the two trials, we studied the effect of a cerebral protection device on the number and volume of cerebral lesions in patients under-going TAVI. The primary end point was the numerical difference in new positive post-procedure DWMRI brain lesions at two days after TAVI in potentially protected territories.  The first hierarchical secondary outcome was the difference in volume of new lesions after TAVI in potentially protected territories.

Another significant study that BNAC worked on this year was called “Cerebral Microbleeds in Multiple Sclerosis; A case-controlled study.”  It was published in Radiology.  Cerebral microbleeds have been documented to be associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders.  No previous studies have investigated Cerebral Microbleeds (CMB) in terms of their prevalence to MS patients.  We scanned a number of MS patients here in Buffalo by means of a 3T MRI and they were also given clinical examinations.  CMB number was assessed on susceptibility-weighted minimum intensity projections using the Microbleed Anatomical Rating Scale.  Our results concluded that more MS patients had CMBs compared to healthy controls. The presence of CMBs also put patients at risk for more physical disability as well as deteriorated auditory/verbal learning and memory in MS patients.  

In 2016, we concluded a study called “Humoral Response to EBV is Associated with Cortical Atrophy and Lesion Burden in MS patients” which was published in Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation. Because dysregulated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected B cells may induce meningeal inflammation, which contributes to cortical pathology in MS, we investigated associations between antibody responses to EBV and the development of cortical pathology in MS.  All participants were scanned on 3T MRI. Serum samples were analyzed for IgG antibodies against EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA) and EBV nuclear antigen-1 (EBNA-1), and their quartiles were determined on the whole study sample. We found that more than 30% of patients with MS and CIS presented with the highest quartile of anti-EBV-VCA and -EBNA-1 status compared to ≤10% of healthy controls.  Humoral response to anti-EBV-VCA and -EBNA-1 is associated with more advanced cortical atrophy, accumulation of chronic T1 black holes and focal white matter lesions in patients with MS.

CEG Study:  Throughout 2016, The Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) continued actively enrolling subjects in the CEG-MS study.  With the help of Dr. Dejan Jakimovski and Dr.Ivo Paunkoski as new fellows, together with Dr.Sirin Gandhi, the recruitment process went as planned. Following interim analysis, the CEG-MS study yielded several published journal and conference papers.  Notable papers accepted in high impact factor journals like Multiple Sclerosis Journal (MSJ) and Radiology as well as conference abstracts in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research In Multiple Sclerosis) and The International Society for Neurovascular Diseases (ISNVD) further demonstrate the uniqueness and strength of this long-term follow-up study.  With the increasing number of enrolled patients, we are looking forward to an exciting 2017 that will vastly contribute in understanding the cardiovascular, environmental and genetic influences on the pathophysiology and progression of MS.

Best Poster Award

4th International Workship on MRI Phase Contrast and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping 

For the poster: Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) in the presence of microscopic anisotropy and macromolecular exchange effects: QUASAR.

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D. 

Distinguished Service to the Society

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

For services as a reviewer during 2014-2015

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

Grateful Appreciation of Service to the Society 

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

For services as a reviewer during the academic year 2015

Awarded to:  Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

2016 Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Outstanding Neuroscience Thesis Award

The fund supports university-wide efforts and excellence in neuroscience, and helps ensure that neuroscience remains a major focus at SUNY Buffalo.  

Presented to Claire Modica, Ph.D. 

 

September 2016

Young Investigator Travel Award

ECTRIMS, London, England; September 14-17, 2016

For accepted abstract submission

Awarded to: Dejan Jakimovski, M.D.

ECTRIMS 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award

Jesper Hagemeier, Ph.D. for accepted abstract submission

London, England; September 14-17, 2016

ECTRIMS 2016 Young Investigator Travel Award

Niels Bergsland, Ph.D. for accepted abstract submission

London, England; September 14-17, 2016

 

April 2016 

ISNVD Silver Medal Award

ISNVD 6th Annual Meeting; New York City, USA; April 30th, 2016

Distinguished service award for achievements and accomplishments while 

Dr. Zivadinov served as the ISNVD’s Executive Director from 2013-2016.

Presented to Dr. Robert Zivadinov

Young Investigator Travel Award

AAN, Vancouver, BC; April 17th-24th, 2016

For accepted abstract submission 

Awarded to: Sirin Gandhi, MBBS

Young Investigator Travel Award

AAN, Vancouver, BC; April 17th-24th, 2016

For accepted abstract submission

Awarded to: Claire Modica, Ph.D

 

2015

BNAC is a leader in the development of new analysis techniques geared toward obtaining a more complete understanding of underlying disease processes. To view the latest developments of BNAC’s research studies on quantitative magnetic resonance, ultrasound and optic coherence tomography imaging findings in multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases as well as aging, click here.
BNAC is investigating the role that extracranial venous abnormalities play in the pathophysiology of neurologic disorders To see the latest updates in the extracranial venous system research, click here.

Magna cum Laude Merit Award 

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

For the top 15% abstract entitled: “On the Limitations of Brain Lesion Characterization by Direct Assessment of MRI Phase.”

Awarded to:  Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.  

Distinguished Service to the Society – as a reviewer for the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine during 2013-2014.

Best Oral Presentation By a Young Investigator

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)

For the abstract entitled: “Effects of gait training on brain plasticity in multiple sclerosis: a functional MRI study”

Awarded to: Niels Bergsland

 

2014

BNAC is a dedicated research center for quantitative analysis of MRI for clinical research including Phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials and investigator-led research studies on multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinon's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. BNAC ensures fast contracting, ethical committee approval and start-up processes, and is structured to manage multiple projects with tens of thousands of scans. BNAC brings to every clinical trial a high degree of professionalism and integrity that stipulates unequivocal respect for deadlines and commitments.

Award for the best PhD thesis in 2014

School of Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

ISMRM Junior Fellow

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

The Junior Fellow Program has been established to recognize outstanding researchers at an early stage in their careers, with an established and long-term commitment to the ISMRM. The Junior Fellowship may be maintained for up to ten years. 

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D. 

2014 Neuro Image Editor’s Choice Award on the recommendation of the Editorial Board

Organization for Human Brain Mapping

For the 2013 paper “Toward in vivo histology: a comparison of quantitative suscleptibility mapping (QSM) with magnitude-, phase-, and R2*-imaging at ultra-high magnetic field strength.”

Awarded to: Ferdinand Schweser, Ph.D.

 

February 2014

Buffalo, NY – February 4, 2014. BNAC part in the GALA study that prompts change in FDA labelling for glatiramer acetate (Copaxone©) On the basis of results from the GALA study group, which included UB Dept. of Neurology Professor of Neurology Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD,  the FDA has approved three-times weekly glatiramer acetate (Copaxone©) injections for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Prior approved dosing required daily injections.  The study, which was conducted across 17 countries and involved more than 1400 patients, showed that the three-times weekly regimen is safe and effective, with the advantage of fewer injections. The GALA study was published in the June 2013 issue of Annals of Neurology.  Dr. Zivadinov directs the BNAC which performed the MRI analysis for the trial.

 

2013

The Bacelli Award

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

The Bacelli award honors a graduate who has conducted the most outstanding research while in medical school and has displayed the highest ability and initiative in areas of scientific investigation. 

For work entiteled “No regional gray matter atrophy differences between pediatric and adult-onset relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.”

Awarded to: Donahue Katelyn 

Mentors: Robert Zivadinov, JL Cox 

 

2008

Travel Grant 

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal

For work entitled “Lesion characteristics at 1.5 and 3 Tesla in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy controls. A morphological and topological quantitative comparison study. 

Awarded to: Carol DiPerri

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Travel Grant 

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal

For work entitled “Conventional and non-conventional quantitative MRI outcomes differ when comparing multiple definitions of benign multiple sclerosis.”

Awarded to: J Passanese

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Travel Grant

24th Joint Annual Meeting of ECTRIMS and ACTRIMS and LACTRIMS, Montreal

For work entitled “Does multiple sclerosis become an ischemic disease over time? A 3-year follow-up study of patients with anti-phospholipid antibodies”

Awarded to: Milena Stosic

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Comparison of standard 1.5 vs 3T optimized protocols in normal controls and multiple sclerosis patients”

Awarded to: Carol DiPerri

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

 

2007 

Travel Grant

23rd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Prague

For work entitled “Protective effect of Met66 allele of BDNF polymorphism on gray matter volume in patients with multiple sclerosis: a voxel based morphometric study”

Awarded to: Deepa P Ramasamy, JL Cox (Mentor)

Travel Grant

23rd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Prague

For work entitled “A robust shape-based approach to optic nerve segmentation and atrophy measurement using 1.5 and 3.0T MRI. Mult Scler 2007 (in press)”

Awarded to: Michael Dwyer

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “A study of MRI and neuropsychological measures in patients with Parkinson Disease”

Awarded to: TO Dalaker

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Application of functional MRI in patients with multiple sclerosis”

Awarded to R. Antulov

Mentors: JL Cox, Robert Zivadinov

 

2006 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Evaluation of normal appearing brain tissue damage in patients with MS and antiphospholipid syndrome using non-conventional MRI”

Awareded to M Stosic

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Evolution of different brain atrophy measures in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis over 2 and 5 years.”

Awarded to: D Horakova

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

Travel Grant - European Neurological Society 

For work entitled “Detection of cortical lesions is dependent on choice of slice thickness in patients with multiple sclerosis”

Awarded to: O Dolezal

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

 

2005 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Longitudinal evolution of gray and white matter atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis”

Awarded to O. Dolezal

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

 

2004 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Medical MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Diffusion-weighted entropy in patients with multiple sclerosis.”

Awarded to: Eleonora Tavazzi

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

 

Dr. Lawrence D. Jacobs Computer MRI Fellowship

For work entitled “Automated evaluation of confluent and non-confluent T2 lesion volume using supervised and unsupervised machine learning approaches. 

Awarded to: T Sampath

Mentor: Robert Zivadinov

 

2003 

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship

For work entitled “Is cerebral gray and white matter volume loss related to cognitive dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis?” 

Awarded to: M Sanfilipo

Mentor: R Bakshi

 

2002 

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship

For work entitled “Diffusion weighted MRI detection of gray matter damage in multiple sclerosis.”

Awarded to: AJ Fabiano

Mentor: R Bakshi

 

2001 

G. Milton Shy Award

American Academy of Neurology 

For outstanding medical student neuroscience research, entitled “Bicaudate ratio as a marker of brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis.”

Awarded to RA Bermel

Mentors: R Bakshi, L Jacobs

Alpha Omega Alpha – Medical Student Research Scholarship

For work entitled “Gray matter MRI T2 shortening in multiple sclerosis: correlation with physical disability and neuropsychological function. 

Awarded to: RA Bermel

Mentor: R Bakshi